During his 10 years in the legislature, Representative Tong has personally helped to write and lead passage of landmark legislation such as:
The Domestic Violence Restraining Order Bill (Public Act 16-34) provides victims of domestic violence additional lifesaving protections against abusers. The law mandates that domestic violence abusers who receive a temporary restraining order surrender their firearms within 24 hours of receiving the restraining order. Rep. Tong, as the co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the led the Connecticut House of Representatives in passing the bill, which he introduced, saying, “We must do everything we can to prevent domestic violence.” On June 10, 2016, Gov. Malloy signed the bill into law after it receiving passing votes in both the General Assembly and the Senate. Read More >>
(Public Act 15-2), an overhaul of Connecticut’s criminal justice system that eliminates mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession crimes that have resulted in the mass incarceration of young people, particularly in our cities
(Public Act 07-163), a law to fight gun trafficking and to get guns off our streets.
(Public Act 13-136), a law to protect homeowners in foreclosure in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
An Act Protecting Schoolchildren
(Public Act 15-205), a tough new law that holds teachers and school officials accountable for failing to report instances of abuse and sexual misconduct by teachers and administrators involving students.